Massive Bloom Of Pickle-Shaped Sea Creatures Fills The Pacific

OPB/EarthFix | June 16, 2017

Millions of tubular sea creatures called pyrosomes have taken over the Pacific ocean in an unprecedented bloom that has scientists baffled.

The Coming Revolutions That Will Change How We Get Around

Jefferson Public Radio | June 15, 2017

Researchers are envisioning a future in which how we get around each day becomes cleaner, faster, greener ... and cheaper by combining three emerging technologies.

West Coast Ocean Acidification Rates Among Highest In World

OPB/EarthFix | June 2, 2017

The more carbon dioxide in the air, the more acidic oceans become – preventing oysters and tiny marine snails at the base of the food chain from forming shells. 

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Some Islanders Don't Dig Federal Plan To Dig In San Juan Islands Monument

KUOW | May 25, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Lopez Island, Washington

The Trump administration has given an initial thumbs-up for research students to dig in a rare wildflowers meadow in the San Juan Islands National Monument.

Politics | Science | Health | Economy | local | News | Business

Marijuana Startup Economy Booms As The Medical Cannabis Industry Struggles

OPB | May 23, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Plenty of marijuana research is being conducted in Oregon, but it's mainly aimed at growing more marijuana at lower costs, rather than finding the next FDA-approved drug.

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How Oregon Incorporates New Medical Marijuana Science

OPB | May 23, 2017 11 a.m. | Portland

After 20 years, Oregon still struggles to regulate medical marijuana and respond to new science.

Climate change | Technology | Water | Science | Environment

Can Seattle’s Seawall Defend The City And Protect Salmon, Too?

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 16, 2017 6 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle’s newly constructed seawall is a $410 million infrastructure project that’s doubling as a massive science experiment.

Health | Science | News | Environment

Birth Defect Investigation Offers No Answers To Grieving Families In E. Washington

NWPR/EarthFix | May 11, 2017 9:45 a.m. | Prosser, Washington

A cluster of fatal birth defects has left several families in Eastern Washington mourning the loss of children they will never know.

Science | Nation | News | Business

Madras, A Little Farming Town, Sees Big Opportunity In Solar Eclipse

OPB | May 5, 2017 1:38 p.m.

Towns like Madras, John Day, and Baker City are expected to be inundated with visitors who want to see it.

Science | Environment

Looming Budget Cuts Put Scientists In Limbo

OPB/EarthFix | April 22, 2017 noon | Vancouver, Washington

Thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in the March for Science. Among those marching were scientists whose jobs are now in jeopardy as they wait for the federal budget ax to fall.

Education | Science | Health | Recreation | Environment | local

Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

Technology | local | Science | News | Environment

New Earthquake Alert System Rolls Out In Oregon, Washington

OPB | April 10, 2017 midnight | Portland

An early warning system for earthquakes is expanding to Oregon and Washington — thanks to a group of universities and government agencies.

Science | Sustainability | Environment

Oregon DEQ Hits Northwest’s Biggest Electronics Recycler With 6-Figure Fine

OPB/EarthFix | April 3, 2017 5:10 p.m.

Seattle-based Total Reclaim failed to label shipments of old electronics as hazardous waste.  


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